EMERGICON Celebrates 10th Anniversary

On Sept. 30th, EMERGICON hosted a luncheon celebration for clients and staff to commemorate the company’s 10th anniversary. The event included a tour of EMERGICON’s new Reimbursement Services Facility in Forney. Founded Oct. 1, 2006, EMERGICON quickly became Texas’ leading service provider for EMS billing.

EMERGICON founder and CEO Christopher Turner and his leadership team have more than 50 years of expertise in the healthcare industry. EMERGICON offers effective processes that consistently result in prompt reimbursement for EMS providers.

EMERGICON has a large, growing, dedicated team of professionals that receives continuous training to maintain and improve quality, accuracy and best-in-class customer service. We employ qualified support staff to offer dependable, skilled, responsive customer service while maintaining affordability for our clients.

At EMERGICON, our highly trained staff uses ESO Billing Software Services and follows a rigorous cross-referencing and proprietary 3-Step Quality Assurance and Improvement Plan.

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Medicare payments to decrease in 2016

2016 brings more bad news for the ambulance industry as the Ambulance Inflation Factor (AIF) has caused a 1% decrease in Medicare payments. We at EMERGICON understand that this is extremely frustrating. Additionally, the Affordable Care Act should have helped increase revenue, yet the reality is patients are facing higher deductibles and it is becoming harder to recoup revenue. As a result, even though the cost to operate is rising, money is being taken out of the system.

On a positive note, the bonus payments originating in July 2008 have been extended until December 31, 2017. The regulations state that the ground ambulance fee schedule will be increased 2% for services originating in urban areas, 3% for services originating in rural areas and 22.6% for services originating in super- rural areas. Although the areas affected are few and far between, every dollar helps.

Robin Smith, CAC
Director of Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement


Happy Birthday EMERGICON!

It has been our pleasure to serve the Texas EMS community since 2006. Happy

Emergicon takes over billing for San Augustine County EMS

EMERGICON is proud to announce that we have recently taken over the EMS Billing & Collections for San Augustine County EMS. San Augustine’s Administrator states:

“We are extremely pleased with the service we are receiving from EMERGICON. The individuals with whom we’ve had an opportunity to work are doing a great job and are always happy to help with questions or concerns we may have with regard to billing, payments, etc.

In addition, I’ve seen a great improvement in our revenue flow: eg. the Medicare EOB dated September 10, 2015, included payments for transports made on August 21st and 22nd.

I believe changing to Emergicon was a good decision for SACEMS and I know it has made the jobs that Charles and I do a little easier.”

M. Jean Hines, Administrator
San Augustine City-County Hospital District